"One magical princess, one young mine laborer and one army of menacing goblins: the scene is set for a work that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien to write about the battle for Middle Earth and for C.S. Lewis to write about the imaginary world of Narnia," stated the UVU Review. The Utah Valley Theater presented "The Princess and the Goblin" to students and staff at East Meadows Elementary on November 10, 2011. This fun and classical play portrayed such things as bravery, honor and believing in oneself. Our students had a great time being entertained by 4 actors and 4 of our very own students. The play consisted of 4 live characters and several puppets. There were approximately 11 characters portrayed throughout the play. Thank You UVU theater for sharing such a fun assembly.
This year’s Reflections theme was “Diversity Means…” The winners for East Meadows Elementary are as follows: Visual Arts: Brighton Bills, Mitchell Mangum, Victoria Mitchell, Grace Fillmore, Natasha Whitney. Dance: Breille Karp, McKenzie Whitney. Film Production: Mason Marshall, Baylee Masterson, Lorin Wyss. Music Composition: Isaac Fenn, Morgan Roberts, Brooklyn Fenn. Literature: Xander Lacefield, Lillian Woidka, Morgan Reid, Max College, Rhiannon Lacefield. 3D Art: Brynn Roberts, Spencer Fillmore, Leah Jensen, Ryen Hansbrow. The winners were awarded with a donut and chocolate milk party on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. The winners will advance to the area contest and those winners will be announced sometime in January. East Meadows congratulates all those who participated in Reflections this year. Thank you to all the judges and PTA volunteers who helped also.
The halls at East Meadows filled with Halloween Haunts as students and teachers entered the school dressed in their costumes today, October 31. Family and friends will get to see their creative costumes as they parade around the school this afternoon. After the parade, students will return to their classrooms for parties, games and activities. The staff at East Meadows would like to thank parents and volunteers for helping make this day fun for their kids.
The hall and classrooms of the sixth-grade students at East Meadows Elementary looked like a museum on October 19, 2011. The students displayed various projects they have been working on at home. There were sphinxes, pyramids, sarcophagi, canopic jars and crooks and flails galore. Many of these items were made from edible items such as marshmallows, caramels, rice krispies, sugar cubes and even cake and bread dough. They molded clay and play dough. They cut and colored and glued paper. There were diagrams of the inside of a pyramid, reports on the Rosetta Stone and other such topics. The younger grades and parents were allowed to walk through the classrooms and enjoy their masterpieces.
It was a day filled with animals, pumpkins and fun for East Meadows second-grade students. On October 18, they visited the North County Equestrian Park and Harward Farms. Through various activities, students learned about the important role agriculture plays in their daily lives. They learned about good nutrition, proper hand washing, and other behaviors that can help prevent diseases. They made bread dough and living necklaces out of wheat seeds. They got to pick pumpkins, take them home and decorate them. These creative pumpkins are displayed at the school.
Today the Kindergarten students at East Meadows got to ride in a wagon pulled by a team of horses. Clair and Brenda Christensen were kind enough to bring their horses, wagon and share their time with us. They rode around the neighborhood and enjoyed the fall weather. As they began their journey they learned how to make a kissing sound to make the horses go. Thank You Clair and Brenda Christensen for this fun experience!
Thank you to all members of the PTA at our wonderful school! The children and school really does benefit by you becoming a member. As a fun treat, we had a drawing from all current members of the PTA to give away two $15 gift cards to Texas Road House. Congratulations to our winners Mindi Bills and Elizabeth Jones! Don't forget that you can still sign up for PTA and help make a difference in the experiences of students at East Meadows Elementary School.
Thank you everyone for participating in our GREEN Means GO Safely Week! It was great! By participating with your student/parent pledge and our activities of Walk to School Day, Safety is crazy fun - crazy sock day and our wear green day, you were entered into a drawing for a bike helmet for you or a member of your family. Congratulations to our winners Ella, Jaxon, Naiya and James! Students, teachers and parents, remember to always practice good health and safety and that GREEN Means GO Safely!
The 1st grade students at East Meadows Elementary have been learning about different Habitats. A habitat is defined as the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism. Students made dioramas at home and then brought them to school to display on Friday, October 7. Some examples of habitats the students brought were the forest, jungle, rainforest, desert, farms, safari, the Arctic and Antarctica, and the ocean. The students were very creative and it was fun to see their work.
Meet Kati Cropper. She is a new teacher this year at East Meadows Elementary. She teaches the fourth grade. Before she got married, her name was Kati Christmas. Mrs. Cropper earned her teaching degree at Utah Valley University. She loves working with kids and making a difference in their lives. She enjoys making learning interesting and fun for students. Her favorite thing about teaching is what she calls the “I get it” moment as students understand a concept. Mrs. Cropper hopes her students will feel successful as they go grow and learn throughout the year.